Mixed Greens with Rainier Cherries, Nectarine, Feta Cheese and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Words cannot describe how much I loved this salad.  The cherries, nectarines, and pomegranate seeds gave it such a lovely sweet flavor while the feta gave it a salty flavor and the white balsamic vinaigrette tied it all together beautifully.  I served this salad with the Shrimp Scampi and we gobbled it right up.  I’ll admit it… I went back for seconds of this salad.  Give this salad a try if you want a nice and light salad that is full of great flavors and textures.

Combine the olive oil, canola oil, white balsamic vinaigrette, sugar, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl.  Whisk until well combined.  Set aside.

Combine the mixed greens with the sliced cherries, nectarines, pomegranate seeds, and feta cheese.  Drizzle it with the balsamic vinaigrette and toss until well combined.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Side Note:  You may have some vinaigrette leftover.  Seal with a lid and place into the refrigerator.

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Mixed Greens with Rainier Cherries, Nectarine, Feta Cheese and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

White Balsamic Vinaigrette:

2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp of sugar
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Salad:

4 cups of mixed greens
Several Rainier cherries, sliced (pits & stems removed)
1 ripe nectarine, sliced
2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
2 tbsp feta cheese

Directions:

Combine the olive oil, canola oil, white balsamic vinaigrette, sugar, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.

Combine the mixed greens with the sliced cherries, nectarines, pomegranate seeds, and feta cheese. Drizzle it with the balsamic vinaigrette and toss until well combined. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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23 Responses to “Mixed Greens with Rainier Cherries, Nectarine, Feta Cheese and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette”

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    mia xara — July 29, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    Hi Pam, what a colorful and appetizing salad! I love your feta addition, in Greece feta is commonly served with watermelon or cantaloupe as a light meal on hot summer days…Have a great week!

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    emmar — July 29, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Looks really good. Nice pictures you have here. Congratulations.

    strony www

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    Diane — July 30, 2012 @ 1:37 am

    I love fruit in salads so this id one for me. Yum yum Have a great week Diane

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    bellini — July 30, 2012 @ 2:20 am

    I have everything except the white balsamic vinegar raring to go.

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    Medeja — July 30, 2012 @ 3:14 am

    Cherries, nectarines and pomegranate sound good in a salad.. I think that I would have them with chicken.. (can’t do anything, I love chicken :) )

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    Amy (Savory Moments) — July 30, 2012 @ 3:53 am

    What a lovely and fresh summer salad. All the fruit looks really great!

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    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen — July 30, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    Love that you’ve used balsamic vinegar in this. Balsamic vinegar and feta go together so, so well. Beautiful salad Pam. The cherries have been excellent this year.
    Sam

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — July 30, 2012 @ 4:23 am

    Not only does your salad speak of summer…it is beautiful. What a nice photo.

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    Martha — July 30, 2012 @ 6:21 am

    Ranier cherries are my FAVORITE! But they never last long enough around here to do anything with besides eat them plain. Your salad sounds tasty!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 30, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    Love the flavors in this! And I have some amazing nectarines from Costco so I can definitely make this ASAP!

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    Ridwan — July 30, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    So refreshing and healthy,great salad for the summer !!

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    Top Cuisine avec Lavi — July 30, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Healthy and fresh!

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    Vane — July 30, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    This is a great looking salad. I’m always looking for new twists to my salad delights.

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    Marjie — July 30, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    And it’s so pretty, too! I hope you had some left for lunch the next day.

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    Jenn's Food Journey — July 30, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    Another perfect summer salad! I bet it was wonderful with the sweetness of the fruit and the saltiness of the feta!

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    gloria — July 30, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    Look really lovely Pam!

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    Blond Duck — July 30, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    I had balsalmic vinegar salad tonight!

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    Joanne — July 30, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    I really love fruit in salads especially at this time of year! I would love this I’m sure.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 31, 2012 @ 4:01 am

    A beautiful summer salad.

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    Kim in MD — July 31, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    Wow…that’s a gorgeous salad! I would go for thirds of this salad! ;-)

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    Wendy — July 31, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Not only is this absolutely beautiful, it sounds delicious! Love the combination of the cherries, pomegranate seeds & nectarine!

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    Hazel from Chicken in a Cherry Sauce — July 31, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    What a beautiful collection of foods you’ve chosen for your salad, so summery!

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    Construction Equipment Texas — August 2, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    Rainier cherries and feta? Does life get any better than that?!?!?

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